I am not a gun nut any more than I am a screwdriver nut. I own both screwdrivers and guns. They are tools. If the world had no screws, I would not need screwdrivers. And if it had no nuts, I would need no guns.
As it is, though, I live in Florida and we have lots of racists, vigilantes, NRA loonies, and other miscreants against whom I must defend myself and my family.
Plus, as we like to say around here, "A man's single-wide is his castle."
Can't let the interlopers invade, can we?